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MMDA ELDERLY EMPLOYEES GET FREE FLU VAX – ABALOS

Almost 700 permanent, casual, and job order senior citizen employees of the MMDA today get flu vaccines for free in a bid to help shield them from respiratory diseases and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The vaccines administered were provided by the Department of Health.

According to MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, getting the flu vaccine is very important to help prevent hospitalizations and protect the vulnerable group from getting sick.

“Our employees’ health and welfare are our priority. Through this vaccination drive, we can further boost the immunity of our elderly employees, especially those who are working in the field, which makes them more exposed to viruses,” Abalos said.

“Through this vaccination drive, we can further boost the immunity of our elderly employees.”

The trivalent flu shots cover three influenza strains namely the two influenza A strains or H1N1 and H3N2, and influenza B.

Last April, the MMDA started administering COVID-19 jabs to its senior citizen employees who belong to the A2 prioritization group set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Meanwhile, the traffic chief reiterated the call to all employees to continue observing minimum health standards including wearing of face shields and face masks, frequent handwashing, and maintaining physical and social distancing.

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